01. War causes a lot of [grief] to the families of victims.
02. The entire nation is [grieving] the death of their President.
03. He was [grievously] injured in the battle, and later died in hospital.
04. The woman was overcome with [grief] at the sight of her dead son.
05. There is a Chinese proverb which states that one joy scatters a hundred [griefs].
06. There is a Jewish proverb which states that all things grow with time, except [grief].
07. The union is [grieving] the case of someone who was fired for refusing to work overtime.
08. John Adams once said that [grief] drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens understanding, and softens the heart.
09. Mark Twain once observed that [grief] can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
10. Xenephon once noted that excess of [grief] for the deceased is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
11. Mark Twain once joked, "Why is it that we rejoice at a birth, and [grieve] at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved."
12. William Cowper once said that [grief] is itself a medicine.
13. The Bhagavad-Gita states, "For that which is born, death is certain, and for the dead, birth is certain. Therefore [grieve] not over that which is unavoidable."
14. Isla Paschal Richardson once wrote of death, "[Grieve] not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...I loved you so - 'twas heaven here with you."
15. The Dalai Lama has stated that he does not support armed struggle for Tibet's [grievances] with the Chinese government.
16. She [grieved] over her friend's death.
17. People need time to [grieve] after the death of a loved one.
18. The old man sobbed with [grief] at the funeral of his wife.
19. Over one million people were present to [grieve] at the funeral of Mahatma Gandhi on January 31st, 1948.
20. In Jamaica, [grieving] for the death of a loved one is not something that is confined to the privacy of the home.
21. Yousef's mother died in his home country while he was studying in England, but he didn't know, so when he returned home a year later, everyone else had finished [grieving], and he had to go through the process alone.
22. In recent years, the government of New Zealand has sought to address longstanding native Maori [grievances].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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